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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: Should I get an attorney?

The attorney General (child support) is taking my ex to court for contempt. He owes me 20k in arrears and hasn't been paying me. They said I might have to testify. I do have a few documents to prove that he is making money and has alot of "toys" ex. Multiple vehicles, boats, etc.... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Yes. Unless you are an attorney yourself or have legal experience with a relatively simple matter, hiring someone with the education, training, and experience to handle a matter usually produces a more favorable outcome than attempting to do it yourself. Unfortunately, attorneys do cost money.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: If a custodial parent drops off their kids and doesn’t return for four months to the non-custodial parent what can they

The noncustodial parent is paying child support

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Sep 13, 2022

The non-custodial parent should file a suit to modify the current court orders on the ground that the custodial parent has voluntarily relinquished possession of the child. If the custodial parent had not show any intent to return or provide for the child's needs, 3 months is the requisite... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: “The situation is appearing in court for a Motion for Enforcement and suit of Modification of Support Order”

My wife and I are the ones that have been trying to go to court about child support from her ex husband. My wife is wondering if we need a lawyer because of that question I posted.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Sep 8, 2022

If you can afford an attorney you should get one. Enforcements and modifications are very technical. An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate, prepare, strategize, and execute a plan based on your goals for the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Im the primary parent according to my divorce decree, ex wife is trying to change that. Need to defend my self

Per my divorce decree, i have joint conservatorship of my daughter, with me being deemed as the 'primary parent". My ex is trying to change that saying that and filed a motion with the court saying she needs to be the primary parent, due to our child's school grades are not good.... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 1, 2022

The terms for conservatorship, possession of or access to a child can be changed if the circumstances of the child, or of either parent have materially and substantially changed since the rendition of your divorce decree and the requested modification is in the best interest of the child.|... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: can my x wait 10 years and then try to get me for child support
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 1, 2022

Generally no. A custodial parent can only seek child support from the non-custodial parent until 4 years after the child turns 18 years of age, unless the child is disabled.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Can i request a de novo hearing on line
Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Sep 1, 2022

You cannot request a de novo hearing online. You must file a proper request with the court.

Also, a request for a de novo hearing must be filed no later than three (3) days after the Judge's ruling or is not considered timely filed and your request could get denied.

I hope...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Am I responsible for my son damaging his cell phone that the other parent provides?

Am I responsible for my son damaging his cell phone that the other parent provides?

My son's mother has consistently insisted my son use and have access to the device she provides. I have never been given access to this device but have allowed it be used by my son to avoid drama. My... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Under section 41.001 of the Texas Family Code, a parent who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of a child is liable for property damage proximately caused by the negligent conduct of the child if the conduct is reasonably attributable to the negligent failure of the parent to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I was looking at getting some legal help. Im not married , my bf and i are not on good terms , i dont make much. Need

Boyfriend and i keep fighting . He made threats . I wanted an attorney that can help me

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Aug 21, 2022

You need to move out . There is not much an attorney can do for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: If my child is with temporary kinship care can I still visit with and see my child in Texas?
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 29, 2022

Did you sign a safe agreement with CPS. The answer is in that agreement,

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Where can I find a probono attorney in the collin county area?

I have looked up several and none of them are actually probomo

Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on Jul 28, 2022

Hello-

If you can't afford a lawyer, your best bet may be to ask the court to appoint you an attorney. Typically the court will want you to fill out some paperwork swearing that you are indigent (have no money). Very few attorneys advertise themselves as "pro bono" and I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I change last name of a baby if the mom and granparents say no?He has granparent last name?took dna n pay support
Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jul 23, 2022

You want to change the last name of "a" baby? Is the baby yours??

If the baby is yours, you can file a petition for a change of last name for a child. If Mother disagrees, you would have to explain to the Judge your reasons for wanting the name change.

I hope this...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I’m in the state of Texas, non custodial parent no longer visits children, and has not paid his child support.

Will Seeking full custody be hard to get? Parent has not paid child support ever. It been 3years.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Jul 18, 2022

There are a few options depending on what direction you want to go. Here is a couple: 1. You can request termination of his parental rights or 2. You can file for a modification to make you the sole managing conservator with exclusive right to make the major decisions and ask for enforcement of the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My other half (in va) got served with custody papers from his childrens mother who lives in Texas.

she had him served with c. support papers not custody and a TRO and now he cant speak to his daughters who he talks to nearly every day (one is 12 and the other is 6). Both children already get a check from ssdi and that amount will be going up since his oldest daughter ( from a previous... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jul 8, 2022

I am unclear as to why he was also served with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). There should've been an affidavit include with the paperwork for the restraining order that explains what the allegations are for the TRO. When in Ex Parte TRO is obtain, a hearing must be set no more than 14... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Do i need to reimburse her for an allergist even though she didn’t consult with me?

We are joint managing conservators. I'm the non-custodial, but I had no idea that she would take my daughter to an allergy specialist and begin treatment without consulting with me. Now she is asking for half the cost, but i would like to get a second opinion. How Does that work?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Usually . The order has both parents paying half. Read your order .

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Serving texas subpoena on a GA based company by serving it's registered agent in texas.

I have an enforcement action against my Ex in Texas court. My ex lies to court that he earns just $40,000 per year but I know he gets over $150,000 per year.

I want to secure payment records via subpoena from his work place to prove to court.

My ex works at newell company in GA.... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Are you serving a Motion for Enforcement? Or a subpoena? Those are two different documents

If you are serving a Motion for Enforcement and if your ex is an employee of the company in Georgia, you cannot serve a Motion for Enforcement for your ex, by serving the company that they work for or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: the respondent filed a counter petition but have yet to serve me. what can i do

I filed a petition in Tarrant County to have my case moved to Collin County (where the kids and I reside) and to modify the order. My ex husband filed his own petition 6/14 without actually answering mine. I was informed that I can not move forward until I am served or I should reach out to his... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Look in your county and see if there are volunteer lawyers. If you don't have a lawyer I would wait until you are served,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: How can I get a copy of a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights letter that has been lost?

I have been given guardianship of my grandchild, and I need a copy of the voluntary parental relinquishment sent by the possible father. How would I go about getting one?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 19, 2022

If it has been filed with the court go to the clerks office and they can give you a copy,

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: can I give my unborn child my new husbands last name if he isn’t the father? He knows he isn’t the father.
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 7, 2022

You can try to but when the real bio dad shows up and takes you to court the judge will change his name to bio dad,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: If I don’t agree with a waiver of service of noncustodial parent’s attorney has typed up for confirmation of arrearages

Will the court send me information of the date and time. And will they offer a appointed attorney

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jun 7, 2022

If you do not agree to sign a Waiver of Service, the Court will not send you any information. The non-custodial parent's attorney will simply send a sheriff, constable or private process server to serve you with the Motion to Confirm Child Support Arrearages. That should also come with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My hudband submitted the petition for divorce and i submited the answer i dont know what is the next steps.
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 23, 2022

You need to file a response to intial disclosures.

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